Our newest roving reporter Adele went along to the Manchester Vintage fair last Saturday. Find more of Adele’s vintage musings at My Last Dollar Dress …
The Vintage Fair travelled to Manchester today to set up shop in Whitworth Hall, at the heart of the University of Manchester. The tightly-packed fair hosted a variety of stalls to suit everyone’s vintage needs – from 90’s band tees to kitsch tea sets to authentic 50’s frocks.
The beautiful architecture of Whitworth Hall, and the rock ‘n’ roll soundtrack pumping through the speakers, transported shoppers back into the past. For lovers of all things old, there was a beautiful selection of fusty-smelling furs and well-loved gloves, and for those less enticed, there were plenty of handmade jewellery stalls (with a retro twist) and up-cycled clothing for a more contemporary look with a vintage flare.
Those truly wishing to immerse themselves in the mid-century, however, could call upon the skills of Bethany Jane Davies and the Vintage Beauty Parlour, who were on hand with hot sticks and rouge, transforming 21st Century girls into vintage vixens.
The Vintage Fair is a travelling company, supplying timeless style all over the UK. From Manchester, it will move on to Stoke, London and Leicester, before returning to Manchester on the 24th November for the Vintage Wedding Fair. Anyone wishing to find out more (both buyers and sellers) can do so at www.thevintagefair.com.
Those passionate about vintage fashion will be all too aware that once that dress has gone, it’s pretty darn hard to find again – so keep track of the Vintage Fair’s whereabouts on twitter @ManchesterFair or Facebook to ensure you don’t miss out.